Age: 40 years
Education: 12 std
Landholding: 8 ha
Farming experience: 20 years
Crops grown: Rice, vegetables, coconut, arecanut, and pineapple
Livestock:Dairy animals and chara chameli ducks
Secretary of Pathar Parichalona Samiti
Treasurer of Pathar Unnayan Samitee
Shri Jibon Kishor Nath
Village Bashbari, P.O North Baitamari, District Bongaigaon, Asom
(Mobile : 09854973914)
Description of innovation
Easy Line Planting Technique in rice cultivation developed by Shri Jibon Kishor Nath, of Bongaigaon District consists of two parallel rows of ropes and they are tied to bamboo pieces in both the sides with small pieces of coloured plastic tag at equidistance, and the seedlings are transplanted in the main field. This is not generally practised in farmers’ fields as it is time consuming and labour expensive.
Practical utility of innovation
The total cost of cultivation is Rs 15,500 per ha under modified line sowing method against Rs 16,200 per ha with the normal line sowing practice. Benefit was cost ratio under modified method and under normal practice was 1.5 and 1.41. In comparison to the existing method, this technique saves labour and time to a great extent. The percentage of adaptability of the technique is 25%.